Even though you spend the majority of your time in your bedroom sleeping, you still want a welcoming and relaxing retreat. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy and affordable ways to update your bedroom. If you're looking to give your bedroom a style boost on a budget, consider a few of these simple decorating tips.
Get Rid of the Clutter
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One fast, simple, and completely free way to give your bedroom a new look is to simply remove all the clutter. Not only will your room look better, but a clean, uncluttered bedroom also helps promote a good night's sleep. Take the dirty laundry out of the corner and put it in a hamper, fold the clean clothes and put them away in a dresser, and sort through the magazines or books on the nightstand, leaving just the one you're actually reading.
Change the Wall Art
Bedroom walls are a great place to display a few pieces of wall art that you love. While framing art is expensive, coupons from Pottery Barn can help you find art that will make you smile and stay within your budget. To keep your bedroom feeling calm and uncluttered, consider hanging up only one to three pieces of wall art.
Replace the Dresser Knobs
Chances are your dresser came with simple knobs that don't add any style or flair to your bedroom. Yet with a screwdriver and a few minutes of your time, you can replace your old dresser knobs with something that can add personality to the furniture in your room. Nearly any hardware store will sell replacement knobs, but if you're really looking for a good bargain, check out thrift shops and flea markets. You can sometimes find replacement knobs for less than $1 each.
Update the Comforter
The bed is typically the focal point in the bedroom, and changing out the comforter can instantly give the room a completely new look. To accomplish this on a budget, use Bed Bath & Beyond coupons to find a good deal on a new comforter. To prevent the need to completely redo your entire bedroom decor, try to stick with patterns or colors that still match your wall color and window treatments.
Change Your Lighting
For the most part, you don't need bright lights in the bedroom. A small lamp on each nightstand will provide the right amount of light for reading at night, yet won't feel overpowering when you're trying to relax. Lamps are inexpensive accessories you can pick up at any home goods store, and you can use Pottery Barn coupons to save even more. If you like the style of your existing lamps, a more budget-friendly option is to simply change out the lampshade. A new lampshade can make an old lamp look like new again for a lot less than a new lamp.
You don't have to take on a major home improvement project to update your bedroom. These simple and affordable design tricks can give your bedroom a fresh look with little to no money spent.